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John Updike

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My Father's Tears and Other Stories (2009)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Updike had an interesting view of the world. He lived in a world of trolley cars and old houses in the midst of suburban transformation. His writings often look back to the 30's and 40's and he likes his protagonist to be an older man remembering his childhood. I am especially dr...
The Maples Stories (2009)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Ами... Опитах се да чета един известен автор. Може би не започнах с най-известната му книга, но това е напълно в мой стил. Това, което не беше в мой стил, е неговият. Най-грубо казано, историята на един разпадащ се брак, предадена по изключително равнодушен начин. Уж любовна исто...
Le lacrime di mio padre (2010)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Proustian Reflections on American LifeUpdike, John (2009). My Father’s Tears and Other Stories. New York: Random/Ballantine.Eighteen previously published stories of fifteen to twenty pages make up this posthumous collection. Each one is a gem – not a bad one among them, and that...
The Widows of Eastwick (2008)
language
English
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2.92 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is the late-arriving sequel to The Witches of Eastwick, staged 25-30 years after the events of the first novel. The ladies are living far apart and lives much more mundane than when they lived in Eastwick. Updike's adjective-rich style continues making this book seem an ac...
Widows of Eastwick (2008)
language
English
series
2.92 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: What the first one should have been. There was no chauvanist snark, the ladies were way more balanced as characters, and the story was beautiful. I enjoyed it infinitely more than "Witches". I do only give it 4 stars however, because I had to wrestle my way through some of Updike...
Rabbit is Rich; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit, Run (1981)
language
English
4.04 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I've just read the first Rabbit Run so far, I just want to record my thoughts for later comparison once I get through the others.[return][return]From the start I was somewhat put off by Updike's style. Every little moment seems to be dissected into a thousand peices, with each ch...
Rabbit, eine Rückkehr (2002)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This brief novella reunites readers with Nelson, his mother, Janice, and his long-suffering wife, Pru. Harry a.k.a. Rabbit has been dead for ten years now. Janice has remarried, Nelson and Pru are separated, and Annabelle Byer discovers that yes, Harry is her biological father....
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams (2010)
language
English
4.37 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Gorgeous. I don't know what it is that makes authors write so lyrically and elegantly about baseball, but this is a fine example of that. The essay published in this commemorative edition is accompanied by the author's preface, written shortly before his death in 2009, and a fina...
Always Looking: Essays on Art (2012)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Tasteful, intelligent.notes:preface: childhood photo on porch, "a majestic amount of steam in the kitchen""photo looks posed...poignant & tender"17..Eakins..man in single scull...stippled waves95..Vuillard..suffered from comparison w/Bonnard..102..an aura of sanctity, of respect ...
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